RIM denies agreement to hand BES access to India

Company refutes reports that it has legally allowed Indian government access to recorded data from its BlackBerry enterprise servers.

RIM has said that comments from an unnamed Indian official claiming that the company has agreed to provide access to customer data are inaccurate.

The company issued the response following a report on the Indian news website LiveMint.com which claimed that Research In Motion (RIM) had agreed to provide recorded data from their servers, with a view to providing live access to its BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) in the future.

"RIM has once again found it necessary to address certain media reports in India containing inaccurate and misleading statements and information based on unsubstantiated claims from unnamed sources," a spokesperson said. "All our discussions with the Government of India have been and continue to be productive and fully consistent with the four core principles we follow in addressing lawful access matters around the world. Any suggestion to the contrary is false."

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